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Dlamini escapes being slapped with legal costs

The ConCourt has ruled that former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini was not negligent by extending the CPS contract last year

Shabangu suspends new grant payment tender

The minister needs more time to appoint an evaluating team that is better equipped to judge tender proposals

Sassa crisis: Dlamini and Bhengu set to explain why they shouldn’t be held liable

The ConCourt has ordered Dlamini and Bhengu to explain why they should not be held liable for extension of the CPS contract

Sassa admits to having no feasible contingency plan for cash payments of grants

In court papers, Bhengu said there was still no 'feasible' contingency plan that will guarantee cash payments on April 1

Sassa and Sapo (mostly) ready on grants

The agency will meet the deadline to pay 17-million grant beneficiaries, but it will still need the help of CPS to do so

Sassa, Post Office to give briefing on progress in social grant payments migration

The agency has less than a month to fully migrate core components of the grants scheme from Cash Paymaster Services, as ordered by the ConCourt

Sassa: There will be chaos if CPS contract is not extended, court hears

Roughly 2.8-million beneficiaries will not get their grant payments if the contract with CPS is not extended, the agency argued in court papers.

Ruling on CPS contract with Sassa to be heard in 6 days

The agency has 31 days to migrate core components of the grants scheme from CPS to the South African Post Office, as agreed in December last year.

President must move grant payment to Treasury to ensure payment on April 1

A panel of experts expects Sassa to renege on its Constitutional mandate to pay grants to over 10-million recipients.

Sassa should not have disqualified Post Office – Treasury letter

Treasury director general Dondo Mogojane says Sassa jumped the gun by excluding the Post Office from three of the four services Sassa required.

Sassa and Sapo agree to ‘sit through the night’ to thrash out deal

Sassa and Sapo appeared before a joint parliamentary meeting on Tuesday and are attempting to work out a deal for the payment of social grants

Sassa short on funds to fill 10 000 vacancies

With more than half its jobs vacant, Sassa has until 2021 to find a solution to distribute grants.

MPs accuse Sassa of ‘delay tactics’

Come March 2018, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) may find itself in a "mad dash" to secure grant payments once again.

I can steady the Sassa ship, says Bhengu

The new chief executive says she’s independent, despite being seen as a ‘friend’ of the social development minister

Bathabile Dlamini’s daughter has business registered with Sassa’s new CEO

Alarm bells are ringing over the minister’s close ties with the agency’s new chief executive

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R2.3bn VBS trial expected to only begin in 2022

The state is expected to request a 16 week-long trial, as delays stymie progress in the saga.

Eastern Cape citizens don’t have to visit the labour department for UIF

This measure, aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19, may shortly be introduced in other regions.

VBS case delays cause massive frustration

A certificate is needed from the head of the NPA for more arrests to be made

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